Google's Android mobile operating system browses the web 50% faster than Apple's iOS
Google's Android mobile operating system browses the web 50% faster than Apple's iOS, research has suggested.
The study carried out by technology firm Blaze Software compared iOS version 4.3 and Android version 2.3 in terms of browser performance during 45,000 web page loads.
Guy Podjarny, CTO and co-founder, Blaze, has clarified the details of the methodology used in the study following Apple's claims that the research was flawed, as it used an embedded browser in a proprietary application instead of the native Safari on an iPhone.
Mr Podjarny said that the research used a purposefully written app to take readings, adding: "It's important to emphasise - we used each platform's embedded browser, not our own browser.
"Embedded browsers are expected to behave, for the most part, the same as the regular browser.
"However, Apple is now stating that its embedded browser, called UIWebView, does not share the same optimisations MobileSafari does.
"To the extent of our knowledge, this is the first time Apple has openly made such a statement."
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